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Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.183
Number of Followers: 1  

  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Print) 2255-9922
Published by Riga Technical University Homepage  [2 journals]
  • “Simplifying” Digital Complexity' A Socio-Technical Perspective.
           Editorial Introduction to Issue 33 of CSIMQ

    • Authors: Mikko Rajanen, Aurelio Ravarini
      Abstract: This thematic issue of four papers focuses on the importance of a socio-technical perspective in research and practice. A socio-technical perspective sees an organization as a combination of two components – a social and a technical one. The real pattern of behavior in the organization is determined by how well these parts fit each other. While analyzing system problems of getting things done, adequate consideration should be given to technology as well as informal and formal interactions of people with the technology as well as with other people using the technology. The papers in this issue present the sociotechnical perspective as a lens enabling researchers and practitioners to simplify the digital complexity in the socio-technical context.
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.7250/csimq.2022-33.00
  • One Design Rule to Rule Them All: Towards a Universal Golden Rule for
           Designers of Human-Technology Interaction

    • Authors: Mikko Rajanen
      Abstract: This article aims at raising awareness and dialogue about ethical dimensions of human-technology design of socio-technical systems in general, the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) designer responsibility towards users, stakeholders and society in particular, as well as the raise of the dark side of design and the responses of the HCI community to it. This article identifies four dimensions in human-technology interaction design ethics and proposes a universal golden rule for human-technology interaction design. To sum up these different aspects of ethical design and the responsibilities of a designer, this position article concludes with a proposed universal golden rule for designing human-technology interactions: Design as easy to use, honest, sustainable, and safe human-technology interactions as you would want others to design for you.
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.7250/csimq.2022-33.01
  • Managing Uncertainty: Company’s Adaptive Capabilities during

    • Authors: Iva Atanassova, Peter Bednar
      Abstract: The concept of organizational learning receives increasing attention and recognition in recent years as a critical enabler of organizational adaptation, survival, and growth during uncertain times. Our study applies a sociotechnical lens to shed light on the organizational learning processes taking place in 40 various sizes and kinds of UK businesses during the critical, volatile, and unprecedented period – February–May 2021. The study identifies learning antecedents and key organizational context enabling and/or impeding learning processes and follow-up evolution within the studied companies. Our research confirms that in an uncertain environment, companies need to develop and apply ad-hoc learning and quick adaptation practices which are critical for survival and growth, and not standard management practices. The findings suggest, however, that even if employees have capability, not all are able to capture and transform intelligence into learning and apply it at a strategic level, reconfiguring purposefully future operational capabilities to respond to environmental changes, as they are not empowered and supported by the organizational management.
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.7250/csimq.2022-33.02
  • Data-Driven Decision Making: A Critical View on the Role of Quantified
           Self in Healthcare

    • Authors: Anna Sigridur Islind, Helena Vallo Hult
      Abstract: New self-care practices, such as self-management of chronic diseases, have emerged through mobile applications and devices, often designed, developed, and used outside the healthcare context. The development may lead to increased patient empowerment, shared decision-making and better communication, which is expected to benefit the care process. However, there are also potentially harmful effects related to safety, reliability, and security, with a corresponding need for understanding underlying algorithms and biases that may affect users. This calls for socio-technical perspectives, which take into consideration both the technological aspects of developing the app, as well as the social aspects of stakeholder involvement and collaborative design. In this article, we describe the design and development of a mobile app for food nutrition information as part of diabetes self-management and critically discuss its implications for patients and designers. Our findings show that important learning aspects are connected to self-management, but there are also risks involved if too much or too little reliance is placed on the mobile app in the decision-making process.
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.7250/csimq.2022-33.03
  • Assessing Cybersecurity Readiness within SMEs: Proposal of a
           Socio-Technical based Model

    • Authors: Haiat Perozzo, Fatema Zaghloul, Aurelio Ravarini
      Abstract: Like most companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have become reliant on digital technology for their day-to-day business operations. However, while valuable, this comes with challenges; one of which is the increase in cybercrime. In terms of their cybersecurity resilience and risk, SMEs are among the most vulnerable and least mature. This article addresses a gap in the literature that has neglected cybersecurity readiness in SMEs. The study proposes a CyberSecurity Readiness Model (CSRM) based on a Socio-Technical view of organizations. The model was used in a multiple case study on three Italian SMEs to evaluate SMEs cybersecurity readiness and further understand the environment and strategies that could be adopted to prevent and manage cyber-attacks.
      PubDate: 2022-12-30
      DOI: 10.7250/csimq.2022-33.04
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